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Working Class Without Work: High School Students in a Re-industrializing Economy


reviewed by Sue E. Berryman 1992

coverTitle: Working Class Without Work: High School Students in a Re-industrializing Economy
Author(s): Lois Weiss
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415902347, Pages: , Year: 1990
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Working Class without Work explores the formation of the identities of young white working-class men and women in a town (“Freeway”) dominated by a steel plant and located in the northeastern “rust belt.” Despite some flaws, it is a thoughtful book and worth reading. Using an observational and open-ended interview methodology, Lois Weis examines emerging identities as revealed by the young people themselves and their parents in an attempt to understand the role of the school, high school teachers, social movements (especially the feminist movement and the New Right), and the restructuring economy in these identity processes. Weis finds a break with previous studies of working-class male youth in their more positive attitudes toward education, school, and mental labor, a change attributable to the shock of factory closings and the visible drying up of low-skill, middle-wage jobs. These young men have a highly utilitarian view of school, connecting more education to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 1, 1992, p. 175-176
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 215, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 4:03:50 PM

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